This Day in History

This Day in Disney History December 17th

1931-Black and White Silly Symphony The Ugly Duckling is released.

1932-Mickey Mouse cartoon Mickey’s Good Deed is released.

1943-Animation Short Feature Chicken Little is released.

Chicken Little 3

1958-Featurette Grand Canyon is released.

1961-Main Street attraction Babes in Toyland Exhibit that showcased sets from the film opens up in Tomorrowland.

Television Special Backstage Party airs.

1967-Part 2 of Television Special A Boy Called Nuthin’ airs.

1972-Television show Salty, the Highjacked Seal airs.

1990-Television movie A Mom for Christmas starring Olivia Newton-John airs.

Backlot kids play area Honey, I Shrunk the Kids-Movie Set opens in Disney-MGM Studios now Disney’s Hollywood Studios.


1999-Disney Legend Rex Allen dies.

Film Bicentennial Man starring Robin Williams, Sam Niell, Wendy Crewson and Oliver Platt, directed by Christopher Columbus is released.

2008-Christmas special A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa airs.

2010-Film TRON: Legacy starring Jeff Bridges, Garrett Hedlund, Olivia Wilde and James Frain is released.



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